These Racy New Timepieces Are Inspired by the Porsche 356 and the Genius Who Created It - Maxim

These Racy New Watches Are Inspired by the Porsche 356 and the Genius Who Created It

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(Photo: Alessandro Salvatore)

(Photo: Alessandro Salvatore)

Watchmaker Alessandro Salvatore is back with auto-geared creations on Kickstarter: two new limited-edition watches inspired by the iconic Porsche 356 and its legendary creator Ferdinand Porsche.

Both the Ferdi and 3Five6 watches are feats of engineering, much in the way the 356 was upon its release in the 1940s.

(Photo: Alessandro Salvatore)

(Photo: Alessandro Salvatore)

The 43mm cases are in museum-grade sapphire crystal, the dials are built from surgical grade stainless steel and both work off a Ronda Startech Swiss Movement movement, which Salvatore's Kickstarter exalts as one "of the world's most accurate quartz movements."

The Ferdi option has a conspicuous "Ferdi" logo on the dial while the 3Five6 alternative boasts the clean and muted look you'd expect on a Porsche dashboard. 

(Photo: Alessandro Salvatore)

(Photo: Alessandro Salvatore)

The buckle on each has a polished top corner edge, much like the hood straps you would find on a vintage Porsche. 

Each is available in four different case and accent colors: silver, red, yellow and black. What's more, Salvatore has allowed two strap options: black or "mocha Italian vegetable tanned leather" (coulda just said brown...).

(Photo: Alessandro Salvatore)

(Photo: Alessandro Salvatore)

Depending on your choice of quartz or crystal, prices will range from $270 to $542. If enough interest is shown on Kickstarter, these racy timepieces could begin mass production soon.